UPDATE, 1/11/23, 8:30 A.M.: The victim has been identified as Grant Mertz, 43, of Lafayette. 

According to Lafayette Police, the crash happened when Mertz’s motorcycle, which was traveling east on Carmel Dr., collided with the front driver side fender of a vehicle that turned right from 12th St onto Carmel Dr. The motorcycle then struck a second vehicle that was westbound on Carmel Dr. Mertz died as a result of his injuries sustained from the accident.  

Investigators are handling the crash and the investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL, 1/10/23, 7:25 P.M.: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Lafayette Police are on the scene of a motorcycle crash that occurred in the 400 block of Carmel Drive.

The crash happened around 6:35 p.m. Tuesday with one fatality confirmed Tuesday evening.

The intersection of Carmel Avenue and 12th Street was shut down while officers worked this crash.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.